Last year, tank tops and skirts were in fashion, this year striped dress shirts and capri pants are cool. Next year, it could be MP3 jackets.
Rosner has created a limited edition MP3 jacket for its 2004-2005 collection, hoping to attract fashion — and technology — conscious men.
The jacket has a 128MB MP3 player with Sennheiser Electronic headsets built into the collar, controlled through soft textile posing as buttons on the left sleeve. It also has a hands-free mobile phone microphone tucked into the collar, which works with Bluetooth- capable phones.
The MP3 player, Bluetooth device and battery all reside in the left pocket as one tiny module, which needs to be removed so the jacket can be washed.
The player works for up to eight hours, according to the company.
The $US725 jacket is available at http://www.mp3blue.de. It will ship in February. The MP3 jackets will be created in limited numbers. After all, fashion is meant to come and go.